City of Toronto
- Job ID: 19052
- Job Category: Operations & Maintenance
- Division & Section: Corporate Real Estate Management, FM Fire & Life Safety Program Office
- Work Location: 149 River Street or 150 Disco Road or 1050 Ellsemere
- Job Type & Duration: Full-time, Permanent
- Hourly Rate and Wage Grade: $39.52 - $43.28, TF5092, Wage Grade 11 - (Preliminary)
- Shift Information: Monday to Friday, 35 Hours Per Week
- Affiliation: L79 Full-time
- Qualified List: Eligibility List will be established. For applicability and duration, see below.
- Number of Positions Open: 7
- Posting Period: 01-Oct-2021 to 18-Oct-2021
To perform daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and semi-annual inspection, testing and maintenance on fire alarm systems, other fire and life safety equipment and infrastructure as required by the Ontario Fire Code. To identify and report deficiencies and code violations noted during inspection, testing and maintenance activities. To conduct repairs, alterations and component replacement of fire alarm systems, fire sprinkler systems, standpipes, clean agent systems and other fixed fire protection systems.
- Performs daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and semi-annual inspection, testing and maintenance on fire alarm systems, wet, dry, pre-action and deluge sprinkler systems, emergency lighting, fire pumps, fire hoses, standpipe systems clean agents, fire extinguishers, private hydrants, exit and egress equipment and other fire and life safety equipment and infrastructure as required by the Ontario Fire Code at low-rise buildings that contain offices, day cares, shelters, long term care facilities, industrial facilities, and parks, pools, yards, utility facilities, including water and waste water facilities in both indoor and outdoor locations with simple systems.
- Identifies and reports deficiencies and code violations noted during inspection, testing and maintenance activities.
- Conducts repairs and alterations of fire alarm systems, fire sprinkler systems, standpipes, clean agent systems and other fixed fire protection systems.
- Conducts component replacement, such as pull stations, smoke and heat detectors on fire alarm systems, gauges on fire sprinkler systems and standpipe risers, fire extinguishers and clean agent systems, emergency lighting and other fire protection systems.
- Makes recommendations on the designs of various systems (e.g. fire alarm systems, fire sprinkler systems, clean agent systems).
- Documents results of inspections. Identifies problems and escalates as necessary.
- Prepares and maintains reports and inspection records on fire and life safety equipment and systems.
- Conducts small system component repairs, replacements or alternations.
- Travels to properties and accessing equipment located throughout the entire building and site, which may include using ladders, lifts and platforms, entering confined spaces, working in mechanical, electrical and service rooms and other building spaces
- Notifies building operations staff, building tenants/occupants and Toronto Fire Communications when shutdown of Fire Protection systems are required to facilitate repairs and/or replacement.
- Arranges for repairs and/or alterations of the systems in conjunction with the Senior Fire Technicians and Supervisor.
- Uses the Building Reports Canada or other Fire and Life Safety software systems in conjunction with the work order management system or other approved centralized inspection program to conduct all scheduled inspections and to track deficiency work.
- Maintains records of all tests and corrective actions, as required.
- Provides instruction to Building Maintenance on fire and life safety systems and operations.
- Coordinates repairs between contractor, building occupants and tenants. Engages contractor, arranges for repairs to rectify hazards and inspects completed work, completes inspection report.
Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:
- Post-secondary education in Fire Protection Engineering Technology or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Must be registered as a Technician with the Canadian Fire Alarm Association (CFAA).
- Experience conducting inspection, testing and maintenance on fire and life safety systems including fire alarm (convention and addressable), fire sprinkler systems (all types),
- Experience with industrial, commercial, residential building construction and building mechanical and electrical systems.
- Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Fire Inspection software (e.g. Building Reports Canada) and work order systems.
- Must possess a valid Province of Ontario Class G Driver's license and the ability to obtain and maintain a City Operators Permit.
- Knowledge of the Ontario Fire Code (OFC), Ontario Building Code (OBC), relevant National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards and the Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) standards, Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and other relevant legislation.
- Experience with basic hand and power tools.
- Must be able to read and understand blue prints, technical drawings and specifications.
- Knowledge of inspection standards including documentation requirements.
- Excellent analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
- Ability to plan, prioritize and organize work, while exercising sound judgement.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Must be required to pass a Vulnerable Sector check and may be required to pass a Toronto Police Clearance.
- May be required to work and/or tolerate heights, dusty, noisy, odorous conditions and confined spaces.
- May be required to work day, afternoon, night or weekend shifts, including overtime, standby and on call.
- Must be able to wear all required safety equipment.
- Possession of a valid 427A Sprinkler and Fire Protection Installer designation is an asset.
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